Outsmart Your Kitchen

We're starting a new series called the Helpful Kitchen, for QUICK and EASY tips and tricks to help you manage your food and move away from your food managing you!



This week we're tapping into recognizing your barriers for a home prepped meal (typically more controlled and healthy) vs. grabbing fast food (less nutritious and generally more expensive).

For me a large barrier is TIME. Even if I meal prep and freeze my food, after a long day I do not want to wait for it to defrost. Find your barriers and make reasonable action plans to address them. Freezing your foods/proteins/sauces/soups so that they are thinner than 1/2" in thickness will have your food defrosted in less than 3 minutes once you place it in a bowl of warm water, or ...

For todays lunch:

1. Pull pre-made thin-frozen spaghetti sauce out of freezer and put in lunch bag

2. Bring some water to a boil while enjoying morning coffee